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Ragweed & Poppy / Avi ; illustrated by Brian Floca.

Avi, 1937- (author.). Floca, Brian, (illustrator.).
Series: Poppy ; 7

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library J AVI (Text) 33500013259221 New Available -
Bagley Public Library J AVI (Text) 33500013259239 New Available -
Roseau Public Library j AVI (Text) 35500006289258 New Checked out 08/20/2020
Thief River Falls Public Library j AVI (Text) 35500006289159 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0062671359
  • ISBN: 9780062671356
  • ISBN: 9780062671349
  • ISBN: 0062671340
  • Physical Description: 253 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : HarperCollins, [2020].

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Summary, etc.:
The first new book about Poppy in more than ten years, from Newbery Medal-winning author Avi with illustrations throughout by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Brian Floca. How did Ragweed and Poppy meet and become friends? This book tells their hilarious story! Adventurous golden mouse Ragweed is on a freight train leaving the city of Amperville. On his journey he meets Lotar, a young, annoying, and lost raccoon who's desperate to reunite with his mother. Though Ragweed doesn't really want to help the raccoon, by doing so he winds up in Dimwood Forest. Ragweed is now ready to strike off on his own, but it's not long before he hears a cry for help. Following the sound of the voice, he finds a cage with a deer mouse trapped inside. When he asks the mouse's name, she replies, "Poppy." The way Ragweed comes to Poppy's aid, and how Poppy comes to his, is how their rousing and fateful friendship begins. As for that annoying raccoon, he keeps getting in the way.Fans of animal stories and especially of the beloved previous books in the Poppy series will love Ragweed and Poppy!
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 May 1999
    Gr. 4^-6. "A mouse has to do what a mouse has to do," states young Ragweed, leaving his family to see more of the world. We first met Ragweed, albeit extremely briefly, in Poppy (a Booklist Editors' Choice 1995), in which he is snatched up and eaten by the terrifying owl, Mr. Ocax. Here, we learn what a stalwart mouse Ragweed is as he hops a freight train, lands in the rundown town of Amperville, and barely escapes the clutches of Silversides, a very angry white cat, the founder of F.E.A.R. (Felines Enraged about Rodents). Ragweed takes up with hipster mice band members Clutch, Dipstick, and Lugnut. "You cool enough to hang with me, dude?" asks Clutch. When Silversides and her sidekick, Graybar, destroy the Cheese Squeeze Club, killing many mice, Ragweed not only leads the town mice to transform an abandoned bookstore into the cool CafeIndependent but also directs the battle against the opening night invasion by F.E.A.R. And like an old-time hero, Ragweed rides off into the sunset--aboard another freight train. Fans of Poppy and Poppy and Rye (1998) will relish the humor and the adventure, but they also may be glad they didn't know Ragweed so well before he was offed in the first story. ((Reviewed May 15, 1999)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #1
    Ragweed, a golden mouse, is riding the rails when Lotar, a frightened little raccoon, climbs into his boxcar. Tough-talking but soft-hearted, Ragweed helps reunite Lotar with his mother and then sets off happily on his own. Near a "human house," he hears a cry for help and finds Poppy, a deer mouse, caught in a metal box trap. After he leaves to seek help from her family, a girl finds Poppy and decides to keep her as a pet. In the story's climax, Ragweed, Poppy and her family, Lotar and his mother, the child and her parents, three men, and an excitable dog converge for an amusing, chaotic scene. Avi handles the large cast of familiar and new characters with ease, while pacing the narrative for maximum enjoyment. Floca's pencil drawings illustrate the story. In telling how Ragweed and Poppy become friends, this seventh volume in the Tales of Dimwood Forest series serves as a bridge between Ragweed (1999), a prequel, and Poppy (1995), the first-published book in the series. A must-read choice for Poppy fans. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Mice > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Animal fiction.

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